Speaker: Christopher Fernandez, Penn State University
Speaker: Douglas Teti, Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Pediatrics, College of Health and Human Development and SSRI/CYFC Associate Director
Speakers: Lara Fowler, Penn Senior Lecturer, Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Research Fellow, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Speaker: Don Won Kim, Penn State University
The College of Ag Sciences will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country.
The Conference will bring together an international group of researchers at different career stages who are all at the forefront of their diverse fields, and will provide junior scientists and graduate students the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with the leaders in their field. To complement the session presentations and help ensure everyone is an active participant all attendees are strongly encouraged to contribute a poster. Bringing together diverse scientists in the collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with organized discussions, opportunities for informal gatherings, and inclusive poster sessions, is certain to lead to numerous new synergies and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Come for the very best in education, exhibits, networking. Leave with newfound knowledge about forage production and utilization that will make your farm more profitable and sustainable.
This conference continues to be the leading opportunity for scientists, managers and students who use tree-rings to present their research on a range of issues, including climate, ecology, geomorphology, archaeology, environmental sciences, conservation and policy to an international audience, conservation and policy to an international audience while seeing what advances and new ideas have been generated since the last conference.
Join experts from around the U.S. and the world for a comprehensive discussion around Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas. Keynote presentations and conference papers will tackle a wide range of related topics from both technical and policy angles and the program will feature a two part Transition from Gray to Green workshop.
We are excited to announce our keynote speakers for this year’s event. On Friday night, the ever popular, Cecil Shelton will challenge delegates and adults to get inspired by harnessing their unique strengths to make a difference in their clubs, communities, country and world. With his talk entitled “What’s Your Superpower?” On Saturday night, Pennsylvania 4-H is proud to welcome high energy, motivational speaker, Ben Glenn! Ben Glenn was diagnosed with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities while in grade school. As an adult he’s learned that he’s also had ADD and suddenly everything about his life made perfect sense. Ben says,“being a positive influence in another person’s life is one of the greatest things you can do for someone and is an essential skill for any leader
Themes are: Environmental Sustainability; Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context; Sustainability Policy and Practice; and Sustainability Education
The Conference welcomes all people engaged in the food system. From consumers to specialty crop producers, we all have a role to play. EcoFarm is tailored to those looking for a technical edge: organic and ecological farmers and ranchers (large and small), handlers, marketers, students, educators, researchers, activists, and governmental agencies. The conference provides an opportunity for our attendees to add to their toolkits. Workshops feature cutting-edge systems, ideas, and perspectives for a range of topics, including: water and soil management, processing and distribution systems, habitat restoration, livestock and range management, regional food systems, food safety, food and agriculture policies, and much more.
The 2014 meeting continues a 15 year Gordon Research Conference tradition as the premier forum for scientists studying the molecular and chemical biology, physiology, ecology and evolution of plant volatile organic compounds. As the most important venue for the exchange of knowledge and experiences this conference series is a crucial and influential determinant of future research directions in the field. The past few decades have seen major advances in the understanding of biosynthesis, ecology and evolutionary biology of plant volatile organic compounds. New discoveries are still made with exponential growth rates in this relatively young research field, and applications of the resulting knowledge in agriculture, nutritional sciences, medicine and many more are being developed or are within reach. Moreover, sessions will include first-hand insights into the analytical chemistry, molecular regulation and biosynthesis, neurobiology of perception, ecology and evolutionary biology of floral and vegetative volatile emissions.
Speaker: Mary Gehring, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Join over 1,200 key individuals from many fields of sciences and engineering, government and policy, business and civil society to advance solutions to climate change. The conference will be organized around two areas:  The Built Environment; and,  Agriculture and Natural Resources.
With education costs skyrocketing and the number of endowments and pension funds applying principles of environmental, social and corporate (ESG) governance in decline, developing strategies for achieving financially practical outcomes while addressing climate related risks is imperative. Please join us a for 1-day workshop in Washington, DC (and available via webinar simulcast) examining practical approaches to tackling this challenging issue.
To serve as a forum to facilitate networking and cooperation among parties from around the world who are involved in any aspect of pesticide stewardship or agricultural plastics management. TPSA seeks individuals with pertinent information from private companies, public entities and organizations who are willing to share their stories, findings, and challenges to attend and participate in this year's conference.
The symposium will be structured around common signaling features, such as switching between on and off states, the control of specificity, robustness in an unstable environment, and modulation of the sensitivity of the system by its activity or by external factors.
Latest industry estimate show that 61% of mobile phone subscribers in the USA own a smartphone. Survey conducted among county extension agents and farm producers by farm magazines also indicate widespread adoption of smartphones by them. A focus group poll conducted for members of Iowa Soybean Association, with farmers of a median age of 45, showed that 70% of producers would use information delivered via a smartphone. Therefore, it is timely to incorporate mobile computing electives to the curriculum and develop appropriate applications to reach out to our stakeholders viz. producers, extension agents, consultants, students, policy makers etc.
This February, students from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education at Penn State will be hosting the first annual graduate student conference on rural studies. This conference welcomes graduate students from all disciplines who study rural areas, both domestic and international. The purpose of this conference will be to provide graduate students from around the region an opportunity to share their work in a supportive environment, as well as to learn and build relationships with students from a range of disciplinary fields. Registration Required.
The objectives are to bring together stakeholders, discuss relevant topics, produce a document summarizing discussions, and publish a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Forestry. The geographic scope of the workshop is the northeastern U.S. states from the Appalachian Mountains eastward and eastern Canada. Topics: Cultural and historic use of fire; Fire ecology of pine barrens, scrub oak, and pitch pine communities; Appropriate fire regimes for novel and unique ecosystems; and, social implications of using fire in a changed world (urbanization, invasive, climate change, air policy, and related topics).
The Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. This event gathers forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community, to explore energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change.
This is the premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. The conference combines intense, full and half day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind. The conference will address four educational tracks: Erosion and Sediment Control; Stormwater Management; Surface Water Restoration; and, MS4 Management.
This conference moves ideas into action and offers opportunities to cultivate collaboration among entrepreneurs, academicians, community leaders, economists, government, regulatory agencies, businesses, students and community members to create nexuses that will help shape new sustainable economic models. Participate in organic, synergistic whole systems based discussions to envision a world beyond sustainability.
Speakers: Robert O'Connor, Director; Program in Decision, Risk and Management Sciences; Division of Social and Economic Sciences; Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; National Science Foundation
This conference features the scholarship of master's level graduate students and celebrates their critical role in our society and higher education system.